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Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill [HL]

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Trial

 4     Alternative verdicts

     (1)    Section 24 of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (c. 53) (alternative verdicts:

general) shall be amended as follows.

     (2)    In the Table, after the entry relating to section 28 of the Road Traffic Act 1988

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(c. 52), there shall be inserted—

 

“Section 86A (causing death by

Section 86B (driving

 
 

driving dangerously a horse-

dangerously a horse-drawn

 
 

drawn vehicle etc.)

vehicle etc.)

 
  

Section 86D (careless and

 

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inconsiderate driving of a

 
  

horse-drawn vehicle etc.)

 
 

Section 86B (driving

Section 86D (careless and

 
 

dangerously a horse-drawn

inconsiderate driving of a

 
 

vehicle etc.)

horse-drawn vehicle etc.)”

 

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Penalties

 5     Amendment of Schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988

Schedule 1, which further amends Schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act

1988 (c. 53) (prosecution and punishment of offences), shall have effect.

Miscellaneous

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 6     Minor and consequential amendments

Schedule 2, which makes minor amendments and amendments consequential

on the preceding provisions of this Act, shall have effect.

Supplementary

 7     Repeal

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The enactment mentioned in Schedule 3 is hereby repealed to the extent

specified in the second column of that Schedule.

 8     Commencement

This Act shall come into force at the end of the period of two months beginning

with the day on which it is passed.

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 9     Extent

This Act does not extend to Northern Ireland.

 

 

Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill [HL]

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 10    Short title

This Act may be cited as the Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 2003.

 

 

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Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill [HL]
Schedule 1 — Amendment of Schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988

 

Schedules

Schedule 1

Section 5

 

Amendment of Schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988

  1        Part I of Schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (c. 53)

(prosecution and punishment of offences) shall be amended as follows.

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  2        After the entry relating to section 83 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52), in

columns 1 to 4 there shall be inserted—

 

“RTA section

Causing death

On

10 years or a

  
 

86A

by driving

indictment.

fine or both.

  
  

dangerously a

    

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horse-drawn

    
  

vehicle etc.

    
 

RTA section

Driving

(a)

(a) 6 months

  
 

86B

dangerously a

Summarily.

or the

  
  

horse-drawn

 

statutory

  

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vehicle etc.

 

maximum or

  
    

both.

  
   

(b) On

(b) 2 years or a

  
   

indictment.

fine or both.

  
 

RTA section

Careless and

Summarily.

Level 4 on the

  

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86D

inconsiderate

 

standard

  
  

driving of a

 

scale.

  
  

horse-drawn

    
  

vehicle etc.

    
 

RTA section

Interference

(a)

(a) 6 months

  

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86E

with a horse-

Summarily.

or the

  
  

drawn vehicle

 

statutory

  
  

etc.

 

maximum or

  
    

both.

  
   

(b) On

(b) 7 years or a

  

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indictment.

fine or both.

  
 

RTA section

Using a horse-

Summarily.

Level 4 on the

  
 

86F

drawn vehicle

 

standard

  
  

etc. in

 

scale.”

  
  

dangerous

    

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condition.

    
 

 

Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill [HL]
Schedule 2 — Minor and consequential amendments

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  3        In the entry relating to section 163 of that Act (power of police to stop

vehicles) in column 2, after the words “motor vehicle” there shall be inserted

“, horse-drawn vehicle etc.”.

  4        After the entry relating to section 165 of that Act, in columns 1 to 4 there shall

be inserted—

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“RTA section

Failure of

Summarily.

Level 3 on the

  
 

165A

driver of a

 

standard

  
  

horse-drawn

 

scale.”

  
  

vehicle etc. to

    
  

give constable

    

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his name and

    
  

address or

    
  

those of

    
  

owner.

    

  5        After the entry relating to section 170(7) of that Act, in columns 1 to 4 there

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shall be inserted—

 

“RTA section

Failure by

Summarily.

6 months or

  
 

170A

driver of a

 

level 5 on the

  
  

horse-drawn

 

standard scale

  
  

vehicle etc. to

 

or both.”

  

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stop after

    
  

accident and

    
  

give

    
  

particulars or

    
  

report

    

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accident.

    

Schedule 2

Section 6

 

Minor and consequential amendments

The Criminal Justice Act 1982

  1        In Part II of Schedule 1 to the Criminal Justice Act 1982 (c. 48) (offences

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excluded from Secretary of State’s power to make orders concerning the

early release of prisoners), after the entry relating to section 3A of the Road

Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52) there shall be inserted—

                            “Section 86A (causing death by driving dangerously a horse-

drawn vehicle etc.).”

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The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984

  2        In paragraph 17 of Schedule 1A to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act

1984 (c. 60) (arrestable offences), after the words “section 170” there shall be

inserted the words “or section 170A”.

 

 

Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill [HL]
Schedule 3 — Repeals

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  3        In Part II of Schedule 5 to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (c. 60)

(serious arrestable offences), after the entry relating to section 3A of the Road

Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52) there shall be inserted—

                            “Section 86A (causing death by driving dangerously a horse-

drawn vehicle etc.).”

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Schedule 3

Section 7

 

Repeals

 

Short title and chapter

Extent of repeal

 
 

Highway Act 1835 (c. 50)

In section 78, the words “shall by negligence or

 
  

wilful misbehaviour cause any hurt or

 

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damage to any person, horse, cattle, or goods

 
  

conveyed in any carriage, passing or being

 
  

upon such highway, or”.

 
 

 

 
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